Footshop and KangaROOS Go 'Nocturna' with Ultimate 3 CollaborationRelease: 21 December 2021
Czech boutique Footshop are celebrating 10 years in the sneaker game by rolling out a number of commemorative collaborations, one of which is with recurring partners KangaROOS. Having already featured the model twice before, the duo round out the trilogy with the appropriately named Ultimate 3. This edition, nicknamed ‘Nocturna’, once again celebrates the store’s hometown, and, as a testament to their continued success, will be their most limited ROOS colab yet.
Thanks to a relationship that goes back to 2018, Footshop have proudly celebrated their ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ heritage with KangaROOS and lay sole stake as the first-ever Czech sneaker collaborators. The German-made Ultimate 3 is an on-foot expression of the finer things in life, which in the sneakersphere includes luxe materials like suede, leather and ballistic nylon-canvas. Like the previous editions, strong colour-blocking is also a key indicator of Footstep’s handiwork: black vamps against mint mudguards and tongues are a tasty combo, with enough white left on the laces and soles for a crisp break.
Speaking of the finer things, minute details are also worth poring over here. The tongue pull loops are made from veg tan leather and maroon suede, subtly nodding back to the previous two Footshop x KangaROOS colabs. Furthermore, the jagged mudguard is a continuation of the bespoke feature used on the earlier efforts. Shiny tongue labels add some wearable silverware; the heels are emblazoned with the store name on one side, and an illustration of Prague’s Charles Bridge on the other. The colab is rounded out with leather insoles, multiple laces and special packaging.
The Footshop x KangaROOS Ultimate 3 'Nocturna' will be available on December 21 exclusively from Footshop. Only 250 individually numbered pairs have been made. Congratulations on 10 years!